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Book Review-Highlander For The Holidays

Highlander For The Holidays
Highlander (8)
Janet Chapman
Jove
Paperback
Published Nov 2011
325 Pages
Contemporary, Scottish Highlands
ISBN978-0-515-15008-7

Synopsis
Jessie Pringle moved to the small mountain town of Pine Creek, Maine, to start her life again—and to try to put behind her brutal attack that left both her mind and body scarred. But she never expected to meeet someone like Ian MacKeage. Brawny and quick-witted, the green-eyed giant of a man seems to have stepped right out the Scottish Highlands.

As irresistibly drawn to Ian as he is to her, Jessie finds it more and more difficult to deny her own desires. But how long can she keep Ian content with only kisses?

Then, on on of her long walks through the wilderness, she meets a strang, kindly hermit who sells her a walking stick—one imbued with a magic that may allow Jessie to finally be rid of the pain of her past, and to build a future with Ian.

MY REVIEW
Summary:
After a terrible event and four years later, Jessie is looking for a fresh start and a place to be herself once more….a magical place and when she comes across a brochure for a mountain town in Maine, she heads there as soon as she can knowing its exactly the place that she needs. On her first day she meets Ian, who reminds her of a conan the scottish highlander only way more sexy, and ever though her body is scarred and feels like less of a woman, he makes her feel more feminine and sensual than she has ever felt in her life and even though she has only known him for a small amount of time she feels herself falling into whirlwind of love, danger and excitement she has never known….

The Hero (Ian MacKeage) 
Ian, recently returned from Iraq, is starting to take his place to take over the resort, and spending way too much on the mountain trying to ignore his detiny, that is until Jessie came walking straight into his life and into his heart. At first he doesn’t know what to do with her, but all he knows is that she is His and he plans on keeping her forever…

The Heroine (Jessie Pringle)
Jessie, although well loved by her family and good friends, still sufferes from the past. Jessie was once married but was attacked…an attack she doesn’t remember only that she is very scarred and doesn’t know if she will ever be able to find a man that will truly love her for who she is on the inside….when she finds the resort in Maine, she knows its for her and that her destiny lays there in that small yet unique mountain town…..

My Thoughts 
Highlander For The Holidays was just an amazing read and once I returned from the library it was the first book that I could hardly wait to pick up….Janet Chapman has to be one of my favorite authors now especially since I think I have read all of her books now…I think….Highlander For The Holidays was so firmly packed full of everything that makes a great romance and even though it wasn’t my favorite it definitely was a fantastic read. One of the things I truly loved about this book was how Jessie is amazing in the inside and even though she is scarred on the outside Ian still thinks she is sexy and beautiful and I just love that. And any of you that have read this book know exactly what I mean. Although the ending wasn’t what I expected and disappointed me a bit….it still had a great romantic effect. A Winner!!

My Grade On This Book 
4 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
Charming The Highlander
Loving The Highlander
Wedding The Highlander
Tempting The Highlander
Only With A Highlander
Secrets Of A Highlander
A Highlander Christmas

Book Review-Secrets Of A Highlander

Secrets Of The Highlander
Highlander (6)
Janet Chapman
Pocket Books
Paperback
Published Feb 2008
315 Pages
Scottish Highlands Romance
ISBN: 978-1-4165-0529-7

Synopsis
He is the father of her child, but the secrets they are hiding are tearing them apart….

Megan MacKeage escaped the smothering protectiveness of the Highland MacKeage clan to work as a scientist on the Canadian tundra. But when fellow researcher Wayne Ferris breaks her heart by rejecting her, Megan returns to Maine alone…. Then she meets the town’s new police chief, Jack Stone — the man she knew as Wayne Ferris. Instead of the quiet scholar he posed as, he’s an aggressive private eye who’s willing to fight for what he wants, just like all the overbearing men in her clan. So why is Megan still feeling a dangerous attraction? And though Jack claims he followed her here because he loves her, can she ever trust a man with so many secrets?

MY REVIEW
Summary:
Megan McKeage went to work on the Canadian Tundra and met a Wayne Ferris where she fell in love only to have her heart broken by him, and now pregnant and returned back to her family, is determined to start a new and fresh start with her child. Only things hardly go as planned, especially if your from the MacKeage Clan. Then the new chief of police Jack Stone, she finds out in a unexpected way, is the same man as Wayne…and now after just buying a home for herself she has no idea what to do. Megan knows that she can’t trust Wayne/Jack, because he hurt her once, and he definitely could do it again. Jack, still feels guilt over the way he had to hurt Megan, but he is a private eye, and had to keep who he was a secret, and when Megan was in danger he did the only thing he could in order to protect her…but at what cost?? Can Megan and Jack look past the hurt and betrayal to find and hold onto their love once more?….

The Hero (Jack Stone)
Jack has had a lonely life, after losing his parents at a young age, and running from foster homes, he has had to learn to survive. Now he is established in a career that keeps him fulfilled and one that helps kids that he feels a connection to, because he was once like them, who didn’t have anyone to turn to. Then when investigating a runaway, he starts to fall in love with Megan, whose sweet spirit pulls him in, and he will do everything he can to protect her no matter the price…even if that means losing her in the end.

The Heroine (Megan MacKeage)
Megan, is one of the daughters of Greyland and Grace, whom we see in {Charming The Highlander (1)} and when she went to escape from her family for once…she thought that she had found a man to love and have a family, one whom would be happy when she got pregnant, but then he rejected her and she went back to the loving warmth of her family. When she is faced with him again…she has no idea what to do to keep from getting hurt again. She wants to believe his reasons aren’t lies, but are truth, but only time will tell.

My Thoughts 
Secrets Of The Highlander is the sixth in the Highlander series. After reading Megans’ parents book I was excited to read her book, and I have just loved this series so far…and each book that I read I only want to read this author more and more. I feel like I am practically addicted to her writing and her stories, and I just can’t get enough of them….definitely a well worth it read to be sure. Secrets of the Highlander is one of those romances that just pulls at your heart, I felt a kinship with Megan, and was on her side most of the time…because even though Jack is trying to protect her….he definitely needs to work for it to get her trust back…and I was entertained seeing him try….I just loved the wit and humor that is in this book…there were parts that I just burst out in laughter…and those of you who have read this book know exactly what parts I am talking about (LOL) and those that haven’t well…you just need to read this series and you will laugh your heart out….but I did love the romantic side to the story as well…the wit I found was a perfect balance with the love story and with a spice of mystery and some fast paced action. There was such pure pleasure in reading Secrets Of The Highlander and I am thrilled to have found a new favorite author.


My Grade On This Book 
5 Blossoms


Other Books In The Series 
Charming The Highlander
Loving The Highlander
Wedding The Highlander
Tempting The Highlander
Only With A Highlander
A Highlander Christmas
Highlander For The Holidays

Book Review-Wedding The Highlander

Wedding The Highlander
Highlander (3)
Janet Chapman
Pocket Books
Paperback
Published Oct 2003
348 Pages
Scottish Highlands Romance
ISBN: 0-7434-5308-5

Synopsis

A runaway beauty finds love in the brawny arms of a handsome stranger.

Talented surgeon Libby Hart is fleeing to Pine Creek, Maine, when her car spins out of control and crashes into a pond. She is rescued by Michael MacBain, a medieval highlander trapped in the modern world by a wizard’s spell. Wounded in love once before by a modern woman, Michael wants nothing to do with Libby, but he can’t resist the intense desire she stirs within him. Can this proud warrior pledge his heart to a woman whose secret threatens to change their lives forever?

MY REVIEW
Summary:
Libby Heart, a surgeon in California, discovers that there is something going on with her, she is able to heal others with a touch of her hands, so she goes to the other side of the country to get some clarity, and ends up crashing into a pond, and is rescued by a breathtaking highlander, who sets her teeth on edge. Michael is trapped with the ‘moderns’ in a century he doesn’t understand after being brought here by a wizard, whom messed up his spell bringing other highlanders with him. After loving and losing two women, he doesn’t know if he can trust another to give his heart to, but with his eight year old son’s influence, Michael will start to realize that when you find someone to hold onto you fight to be with her forever.

The Hero (Michael MacBain)
Michael, was brought into the modern century by a wizard with fellow clan members and enemy clan highlanders from eight hundred years previous. Where Michael lost a woman he loved, and then fell in love a second time with a modern woman, but ended up losing her too but gained a son who he wouldn’t trade anything for. Now he has met Libby, who brings out a intensity in him and he can’t resist her and finds that he is falling hard and fast.

The Heroine (Libby Hart)
Libby, has just discovered that she is like her grandmother, with a gift that no one could ever understand, only view her as crazy. So she decides to leave a career she loves as a surgeon, and go to the other side of the country to Maine, feeling drawn to a certain house in the mountains there. Only she never imagined that she would meet her destiny, in a sexy yet infuriating highlander, who takes away every defense she has and she can’t help but fall in love with a man who needs her just as much as she needs him.

My Thoughts 
Wedding The Highlander is the third in this wonderful series, that I keep falling for over and over….Janet Chapman is a new favorite author. In a way her humor is similar to Sandra Hill, however there is still a serious tone to the story, and a tender romance in every story that will pull at the readers heart strings….After seeing Michel in the previous two books, I was excited to read his story. From the first book, my heart went out to this characters, and Chapman definitely fulfilled every wish for him….Wedding The Highlander was definitely a sparkling gem…I felt enchanted by the romance that builds between Libby and Michael, and his son Robbie will just make you smile, I think I just loved everything about this book, and there was still a good plot that will keep you flipping those pages as fast as you can read them….Definitely A 5 for me!!!!

My Grade On This Book 
5 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
Charming The Highlander
Loving The Highlander
Tempting The Highlander
Only With A Highlander
Secrets Of A Highlander
A Highlander Christmas
Highlander For The Holidays



Book Review-Loving The Highlander

Loving The Highlander
Highlander (2)
Janet Chapman
Pocket Books
Paperback
Published May 2033
359 Pages
Scottish Highland Romance

Synopsis 

A tempestuous passion begins with a battle of wills…
When Sadie Quill comes upon an unbelievably gorgeous man lying naked beside a lake, she can’t resist taking his photo — and is quickly trapped in a passionate confrontation with the fierce stranger. Discovering the identity of this irresistible warrior will complicate Sadie’s search for a legendary gold mine. For he is Morgan MacKeage, a medieval highlander in modern-day Maine, a man with the fury of the untamed wilderness pounding in his veins — and the power to unlock Sadie’s fragile heart

MY REVIEW
Summary:
Sadie Quill, is patroling the land in Maine, for a park to be built, but she stumbles across a naked and virile highlander, Morgan MacKeage. After the encounter she is scared to death, and can’t stop thinking about him, thinking him even though sexy as  sin, is crazy and maybe not at all right in his head….Morgan when finding that Sadie is the one that will be wanting to put this beautiful forest and all its secret as part of a park, he wants to scare her off the land so she will never return but he never planned on her stubborness, or the intense desire he feels for her when he touches her, and wants to claim her as his own.

The Hero (Morgan MacKeage)
Morgan, with other members of his clan, was thrown from hundreds of years ago to the present, modern day. Morgan, will do everything he can to protect his land, even from gorgeous women who only get into trouble, no matter their good intentions. But Sadie matches a wild passion that he finds in himself and knows that she is the woman for him and will do all he can to keep her at his side and show her that his love is unconditional…

The Heroine (Sadie Quill)
Sadie, has always felt guilt since the fire eight years previous, where her sister dies, and later from the effects of the fire her father. Sadie herself suffered burns on parts of her body, and feels like no man could consider her beautiful or sexy until she meets Morgan, who treats her scars as a part of her. Sadie feels overwhelmed by the feelings Morgan brings out in her, even knowing that building this park is what her father would have wanted, she knows that Morgan could be the key to truly accepting herself and being able to fully love someone with her full heart.

My Thoughts 
Loving The Highlander is the second in the Highlander series, and I have just loved this series so far.  I really Enjoyed this one as well, I think I enjoyed the first one a bit more, but this one was just as exciting and fun and full of witty repatore that could make you laugh over and over. I also loved the idea of the heroine, being not with perfect skin or a perfect body, that there were still some conflict between Sadie and Morgan, but it showed that love can truly overcome anything, and we see the hurdles they past together, and it was a truly magical read. I loved seeing the adventure, passion, fast paced action and the fun romance in Loving The Highlander! A Entertaining read!

My Grade On This Book 
4 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
Charming The Highlander
Wedding The Highlander
Tempting The Highlander
Only With A Highlander
Secrets Of A Highlander
A Highlander Christmas
Highlander For The Holidays

Book Review-Charming The Highlander

Charming The Highlander
Highlander (1)
Janet Chapman
Paperback
Pocket Books
Published Feb 2003
375 Pages
Scottish Highland Romance
ISBN: 0-7434-5306-9

Synopsis (Goodreads)
A feisty beauty tempted by a bold highlander’s touch…When a plane crash strands brilliant scientist Grace Sutter on an icy mountaintop in Maine, she finds herself alone in the wilderness with the only other surviving passenger — Greylen MacKeage,a sexy, medieval warrior who’s been tossed through time to find the woman he’s destined to love. Forced together to survive the harsh, wintry landscape, neither expects the fierce passion that flares between them. But Grace is not used to letting her heart take control, and Greylen will settle for nothing less than her heart’s surrender….
MY REVIEW
Summary:
Grace Stutter, having the responsibility of delivering her sisters baby to the father, since her sister died, waits six weeks before heading to Maine, having a feeling that she would be making a new start….but then her plane crashes on the mountain and she, the baby, and a sexy highland warrior -Greyland-are the survivors. Now they are pushed together out of survival, but a deep passion is awakened between them…a passion that burns slowly to a deep love that will change their lives forever…..


The Hero (Greylen MeacKeage)
Grey, the leader of his clan, once lived eight hundred years ago, until in the midst of a battle, he and his men are taken to the future by a wizard, so that he can find his true love, since he would never be able to find her in his own time. Grey, has been in the modern century for four years, and has been adjusting pretty well as far as he is concerned. From the first moment he sees Grace, he finds her breathtakingly beautiful and will do everything he can to bind her to him so he can have her forever.


The Heroine (Grace Sutter)
Grace, is a scientist, and doesn’t believe in anything magical or any superstitions of any sort. When her sister comes to her with a death bed wish, she knows she can do nothing but honor it. On her way in doing so, she meets with Grey, who is unlike any man she has ever met, his kisses as sweet as honey, yet as powerful as thunder, and he starts to slowly take over her senses..


My Thoughts 
I have never read this author, but I was in the mood for some good highlander romance, and I decided that after hearing some great things from this author, I knew that I needed to try her out, and I definitely wasn’t disappointed. I just got this book a few hours ago, and just finished, I was that drawn into Charming The Highlander. I think I loved everything about this book. I just love it when you have time travel books when dealing with sexy highlanders from the past….so yummy with the accent, attitude and their fiery passion for a woman they love. There were definitely many witty moments throughout the story that would make you bow over and laugh your heart out. The writing was charming and tended to draw the reader in from the first to the very last page of the book. I felt like I was actually there in the story…the scenes were so vivid in detail….definitely a keeper for me!!


My Grade On This Book 
5 Blossoms


Favorite Quote 
“Its too late, Grace” He said, breaking their kiss to stare down at her with eyes with color of winter spruce. “Its already begun, and there’s no going back. Forget what your mind says, and listen to what your body is telling you.”


Other Books In The Series 
Loving The Highlander
Wedding The Highlander
Tempting The Highlander
Only With A Highlander
Secrets Of A Highlander
A Highlander Christmas
Highlander For The Holidays